[arin-ppml] Proposal: Clarification of draft policy 2009-3

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Feb 18 14:06:55 EST 2011


   1. Policy Proposal Name: Clarification of draft policy 2009-3
   2. Proposal Originator
         1. name: William Herrin
         2. email: bill at herrin.us
         3. telephone: 703-534-2652
         4. organization: self
   3. Proposal Version: 1.0
   4. Date: 2/18/2011
   5. Proposal type: new
   6. Policy term: permanent
   7. Policy statement:

ARIN participants intended and ARIN shall understand the sentence
"Each RIR through their respective chosen policies and strategies may
recover IPv4 address space which is under their administration and
designate any such space for return to the IANA." in draft policy
2009-3 to mean two distinct and independent actions: may recover and
may (separately) designate for return to IANA. ARIN shall complete the
second action (designate) only as directed to do so by other
ARIN-local policy.

   8. Rationale:

The author's recollection of the debate surrounding proposal 2009-3
was that it diverged from the outregion proposal that was it's genesis
because ARIN public policy participants wished to enable a global
policy for returning address space to IANA but wished to retain local
control of what addresses were returned. Staff comments on proposal
131 suggest that they interpret the language differently than the
community which consented to it -- that upon ratification, ARNI is
required to return recovered legacy addresses to IANA. This proposal
attempts to clarify the intent behind the community's language for
draft policy 2009-3.

   9. Timetable for implementation: immediate


William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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